Upon completion of this content the learner will be able to:
1. Discuss the epidemiology of HAV (hepatitis A virus), HBV (hepatitis B virus), HCV (hepatitis C virus), HDV (hepatitis Delta virus) and HEV (hepatitis E virus) hepatitis.
2. Describe and contrast routes of transmission, clinical manifestations and complications of viral hepatitis.
3. Describe the recommended lab tests/techniques for the diagnosis of viral hepatitis.
4. Discuss the management and counseling of patients with viral hepatitis.
5. Utilize available prevention strategies including exposure risk reduction, screening, active immunization and post-exposure prophylaxis as appropriate.
6. Discuss principles of primary care management and indications for referral of patients identified with chronic viral hepatitides.
This curricular outline was developed by the Curriculum Committee of the National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers. This project was funded through a grant by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.